I don't know, Earl. Soggy crust can ruin an otherwise great pie. I have no idea what that has to do with belt stripes, but now I want some pie.When it comes to stuff like what is on your belt, like Grandma used to say: "It ain't the crust that makes the pie, it's the fillin' . " Of course there is this thing called "Uniform"
I will tomorrow.Don't suppose you happened to ask your GM or will have the opportunity soon, I'm interested in the coincidence now?
I will tomorrow.
At last months testing he did talk about how he has given many belts of his old belts to BB's for various reasons. He used this example; of one of his highest ranking BB's has struggled with alcoholism his entire life. Our GM laments things like this and has went much farther in supporting and helping than the everyday person would. So much so people looking at from the outside have gotten offended. It is a Korean culture thing that is hard for most others to understand. I am not going to wax religion but it much like the lost sheep story.
Well said.Yeah, I agree.
We have a few people that used to train with us, then left suddenly and opened up their own dojang a few miles down the road. They also said a lot of bad things about me and my club. However, one of my students was shocked last night when I said that if they came back to our club I'd still teach them. She thought they'd burned their bridges.
I said as a senior, it's my job to teach people that the right way is inclusion and forgiveness not exclusion and holding on to grudges. It's like a parent disowning a child for wrongs they may have done. The child may need to "make up" for the wrongs done, but the parent shouldn't write them off.
How seniors treat juniors though is much less forgivable for me (because they should know better and be setting the example).
Just my viewpoint, but it has changed over the years and probably matches Korean feelings quite well at this point.